Maureen Early’s father. An English teacher at Gravesend Academy who is also the school newspaper advisor under Headmaster Archibald Thorndike. He tries to defend Owen Meany’s bold editorials in the paper, but is mostly useless. He is also involved in the town theater, although he is a poor actor who tends to act as if every role he plays is deeply tragic. He plays Marley’s Ghost in A Christmas Carol.
Mr. Early Character Timeline in A Prayer for Owen Meany
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Early appears in A Prayer for Owen Meany. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: The Little Lord Jesus
Chapter 6: The Voice
...Voice. Several of the faculty object to this, but the faculty adviser to The Grave, Mr. Early , supports Owen. The current headmaster, Archibald Thorndike, also supports Owen, calling him “a delightful... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Dream
...a faculty meeting, White says that such disrespect to school parents cannot be tolerated, but Mr. Early and Dan argue that Owen broke no rules by propositioning Mitzy. White wants Owen expelled,... (full context)